# Deploy Dashboards and Widgets to Production Systems
Updated: 9/18/2020, 6:16:41 AM
Created: 9/18/2020, 6:16:41 AM
Last Updated By: ronaldojr9
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Complete these instructions to manually deploy dashboard components to a production system. To deploy your dashboards or dashboard components to a production system:
Copy the elements you need from the following three files (in the MVDB account) to a tape device using the
MVDB.DEFS (dashboard definitions)
MVDB.WIDGETS (widget definitions) MVDB.SUBS (widget subroutines)
# Note #1
If your development system's files contain more data than you intend to deploy, use the
get-listcommands to define a relevant subset before you run
- If you added users to your development system that need to be deployed to production systems, additionally copy the following file to tape:
MVDB.USERS (dashboard user ids)
Load the files you sent to tape to the production system’s MVDB account files using the t-load command.
Compile and catalog any subroutines you loaded from the MVDB.SUBS file.
Your dashboards or dashboard components are deployed.
# Note #2
It is important to remember that you must update the production system with any additions or changes to their application such as new dictionaries, procs or programs and/or q-pointers to new files that support the elements of the dashboard that you are deploying.